Your favorite video game comes to life with a new story packed with action and epic battles, and you won’t want to miss it.
Last year the news came that Mortal Kombat would have a new movie and fans of the classic video game went crazy to get more details about it, and now we finally meet the actors and we have a first trailer that lets us see a little more of the film to be released on HBO Max.
This is not the first Mortal Kombat movie , but many hope it will be as good or even surpass the one that was originally released and was based on the popular video game that marked the childhood of millions of children (and shocked his parents when they saw that he could be very violent).
The new movie is not about a sequel or a continuation of the original ( Mortal Kombat Annihilation ), it is rather a reboot that seeks to start the story anew, although it is not known if there are plans for a franchise. This follows the 1995 film directed by Paul WS Anderson and starring Highlander’s Christopher Lambert. And the sequel to Mortal Kombat Annihilation in which Johnny Cage is killed in the first five minutes, is the third live-action film about the video game, although it is the fifth if we take into account the animated versions.
The new film is produced by James Wan ( director of horror films like The Conjuring) and was directed by Simon McQuoid, who makes his directorial debut with this film.
When is Mortal Kombat released?
The first trailer confirms that the film will hit the IMAX screens on April 18 of this year and it is known that it will also be available on the HBO Max platform , which will arrive in Mexico in June.
What is Mortal Kombat about?
First of all you should know that this version will be much more violent and bloody than the previous ones. Lewis Tan , who plays the lead in the film, told ComicBook.com about the violence in the film: “Let me tell you this, there were some days on set where I felt bad. I’m not kidding. They didn’t … They didn’t hold back.
The official synopsis reads as follows: “MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out the greatest champions on Earth to take on Outworld’s enemies in a high-stakes battle for the universe.”
Mortal Kombat will be a new adaptation of the game. Greg Russo and Dave Callaham wrote the script with the story of Russo and Oren Uziel, and the cast is adept at martial arts, which means it will probably be a serious action movie, and the R rating leads us to think that it is going to Try a Deadpool 2- style movie that is going to turn up the volume when it comes to blood, violence and action.
Mortal Kombat … begins with a crucial piece of original game history: the blood feud between the Hanzo and Bi-Han ( Joe Taslim ) clans . The 10-minute opening sequence begins in feudal Japan, long before these fighters wielded supernatural abilities like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, and ends in some pretty nasty hand-to-hand combat between the two, “says McQuoid. “[Hanzo] is the leader of a ninja clan and he’s strong, but also … at first, he’s a peaceful family man,” says Sanada. “It’s like a family drama with brutally exciting fights. That is the image of this movie for me, ”he added.
Who are the protagonists?
Ahead of the trailer premiere, the cast lineup was revealed, which includes Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Josh Lawson as Kano, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Chin Han as Shang Tsung. , Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion.